Entrance into the Music program is dependent on students meeting the Faculty of Humanities admission requirements and passing an audition. The Music audition consists of an ear-training test and performance (the minimum level required for both equates to Royal Conservatory of Music Honours Grade 8), as well as a theory test (equivalent to RCM Advanced Rudiments).
How to Apply
Step 1:Apply through OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre) at www.ouac.on.ca. Use the special program code for MUSIC at McMaster: MM.
(Your grades must meet the minimum average required for entry into McMaster’s Faculty of Humanities.)
Step 2: Book your audition and find out more information about the process.
All Music programs at McMaster involve performance. There are many opportunities to perform in public, such as the Student Concert Series for soloists and chamber groups. Some opportunities include:
- McMaster Chamber Orchestra
- McMaster Concert Band
- McMaster Jazz Band
- McMaster Percussion Ensemble
- McMaster University Choir
- McMaster Women’s Choir
Music students at McMaster are also exposed to a wide range of world-class artists. These include free lunchtime concerts and the Celebrity Concert Series. The series brings top caliber international musicians to McMaster, whose musical styles range from the standard repertoire to recent music, jazz, early music, and world music.
Brand New Concert Hall
Central to the brand new L.R. Wilson Hall building is our state-of-the-art Concert Hall, bringing phenomenal acoustics to the heart of campus. The Concert Hall will be the home of numerous concert and music performances, in addition to the new practice spaces in L.R. Wilson Hall